Tickets and Visa
I booked my air tickets and applied visa same time on makemytrip(MMT). Getting visa was overall a smooth process, I just had to courier my passport and other necessary documents from Bangalore to MMT Delhi office(visa officer guides you once applied online) which made it tedious.
Expenditure: 12000(tickets) + 2500(visa fee +service charge+ courier charge).
Visa processing Time: 6 working days.
If you are a solo traveller and really want to save bucks for your next trip, there is the deal- book dormitory or hostel which costs almost Rs. 1000-1200 per night in decent one.
Suggestion: rucksack Inn@ Lavender booked on MMT– you get both mixed and female dorms with bunk beds. They provide breakfast( breads, butters, oranges, tea, coffee) which is vital to fuel you up to start your beautiful day. I found it best deal with neat, clean and enlightened atmosphere. You can meet people from different countries and socialise with them.
I also lived a few days in NNV hostel but did not like it and they don’t provide breakfast too.
Good to have:
Sim card – I got it on airport counters and it was worth buying since I could navigate to maps conveniently anytime anyplace and keep my parents/friends informed of my well being. I bought 15$ sim which was valid for 8 days covering my whole trip with 100GB data and enough talktime(you can buy from city with in better price).
Elink/MRT card – with this top up card once recharged with 30-40$, you can travel by any bus or MRT(metro) without any troubles and save alot of money but only thing is they run till 11:30pm afterwards you have to hire cab/taxi which will cost you dollars. I topped up the card with $30 which got exhausted one day before my trip ends then bought tickets in buses.
Point to be noted: either you can buy cards separately or both together and always check for offers online. http://attractions.changirecommends.com/singapore/all/ez-link-card?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtP_iBRDGARIsAEWJA8hLS0c3G5gkhmieJ1kGRlCSy6x5JUGlBMijAHwq6eeMXpI0WBYNWPcaAn-LEALw_wcB
Now you are all set to kick off your amusing journey to magnificent country The Singapore.